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Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works Ltd. selects IFS Applications 10 to achieve complete process visibility

September 26, 2018 – IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works Ltd. (KS & EW) will deploy IFS Applications™ 10 as its ERP backbone for managing core business processes such as project management, manufacturing, maintenance and engineering.

As Pakistan’s largest shipyard and oldest heavy engineering establishment, KS & EW plays an important role in the broadening of the country’s industrial base. To promote productivity and ensure efficiencies across its operations, the company needed to replace its legacy systems with a modern and fully integrated ERP solution.

Following a comprehensive evaluation process that included a number of major ERP vendors, KS & EW chose IFS Applications. With the implementation of IFS Applications, all processes will be managed in a single, integrated platform that will give the company complete process visibility in real time as well as improved information accuracy.

“We are impressed with the capabilities of IFS Applications and are delighted to work with a global ERP provider which has successful track record in supporting companies, particularly in shipbuilding,” expressed Rear Admiral Ather Saleem SI(M), Managing Director KS & EW. He added that IFS will endeavor to accomplish the project well in time and pave the way to bring improvement and enhance efficiency in the yard’s processes and working methodologies.”

Shiraz Lye, Director, Sales and Marketing for IFS in South Asia, added, “We are confident that IFS technology will bring about great improvements in efficiency, as well as greater visibility and integrity throughout the company’s vast scale of operations. IFS fully understands the business challenges associated with such a large-scale implementation and our team has extensive experience in working with clients in this sector. With our expertise and best practices, we look forward to delivering an outstanding solution that will meet the high standards of KS & EW.”

The implementation will be supported by Synergy Computers (Pvt.) Ltd., a member of the IFS Partner Network.

Iqbal Ahmed, CEO, Synergy Computers, added, “The combination of functional and technical capabilities of IFS Applications and the service delivery of Synergy Computers will ensure that the business and operational requirements of KS & EW are met in full. With our expertise and best practices, we look forward to delivering an outstanding solution that will meet the high expectations of KS & EW. We are excited to be a part of this project, which is of national interest, and look forward to delivering it on time and on budget.”

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About Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works Ltd.
Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (KS&EW) was established in mid-fifties and incorporated as a public limited company in 1957. KS&EW is situated at west wharf Karachi and spread over an area of 71 acres. The yard strives to deliver quality products and services as a  leading shipyard in the region. It provides client-specific solutions for industries related to Oil and Gas, Sugar Mills, Energy, Petrochemical, Heavy Mechanical and other works as demanded. Range of KS&EW products extends to integrated scope which caters on engineering, manufacturing, construction, commissioning, ship repairs and procurement. It has a large shipbuilding hall, two block fabrication areas, three shipbuilding berths, two dry docks, a well-equipped machine shop and a large grit blasting and painting facility with modern machinery for paint application under controlled environment as per international standards.

Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works Ltd. builds a wide range of ships with high quality and reliability, for national and international clients and has built numerous cargo ships, tug boats and support vessels, naval vessels and submarines. The company also undertakes all activities including complete construction and erection, painting and blasting, outfitting equipment tests and trials. Our focus is always on maintaining schedules and meeting the contractual targets. The construction work is carried out with full guarantee and in line with the standards of the world’s major classification societies, such as Lloyd’s Register for Shipping, Bureau Veritas, China Classification Society, etc.

About IFS

IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than 10,000 customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit:

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About Synergy Computers
Synergy Computers is an Information Technology Solution Provider, operating in Pakistan since 1981. SCL at present has approximately 160 people on its payroll, and branches in 6 major cities; Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Faisalabad and Gilgit. The company offers a wide array of products and services to the IT market in Pakistan, including third party and in-house developed soft-ware solutions, high end servers and storage solutions, net-working solutions, maintenance support, and IT consultancy. SCL has had the privilege of being a partner, and representative in Pakistan, of several of the leading names in the local & global IT industry including IFS. SCL is closely working with public and private sector organizations in the country and has dedicated/experienced teams of professionals for Marketing, Implementation and Support of Enterprise level solutions.  For more information, vist


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